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Dr. Kevin M. Aiken Elected as Manna Bible Institute's New President

On June 30, 2022, the board of directors of Manna Bible Institute (MBI) announced the election of its new president, Dr. Kevin M. Aiken, who took office on September 12, 2022.  Dr. Aiken succeeds Rev. Dr. Edward Sparkman, Esq.  Dr. Sparkman had served as MBI’s president for four years and was responsible for obtaining our new, permanent building at 5337 Wynnefield Avenue in Philadelphia. .....

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First Semester 2024-25 Registration

Prospective Students:  New students must apply and be approved by Registration Night to enroll in first semester 2024-25 classes.  Online application is available by clicking the Apply Now button below.  Returning students: Mark down the date of Registration Night and the start date for classes.

REGISTRATION for First Semester 2024-25 courses will be held on TUESDAY, August 22, 2024, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

THURSDAY CLASSES will begin on August 24, 2024.

TUESDAY CLASSES will begin on August 29, 2024.

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Manna Bible Institute's Seventy-Fifth 


Honoring the graduates of the Class of 2023

The 75th Commencement of Manna Bible Institute took place on Saturday, June 10, 2023, on the grounds of the Philadelphia campus in Wynnefield.  Board chair, Dr. Michael Couch was commencement speaker.  Seven students graduated in this class.


New Board Chair Elected, Michael W. Couch, D.Min.

The Board of Directors of Manna Bible Institute is pleased to announce the election of Michael W. Couch, D.Min., as its new board chair, succeeding Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine Sr., who went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2022.  Dr. Couch has been a member of Manna’s board for the past three years, specifically assisting on the board’s Investment Committee and as an advisor to the Education and Library Committee .....

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NEW Apologetics Course Coming in September

Manna is offering a new course in Apologetics during the first semester of the 2022-23 school year.  This 16-week course is part of the required curriculum for graduation in the Standard Bible Course, but it is also open to anyone desiring to audit the course (non-credit).  The cost for auditing the Apologetics course is $85. 


The course will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 8 to 9 p.m. from September 2024 to May 2025.  Part of the Evangelical Training Association curriculum, Apologetics answers the question, “Can Christianity Be Proven?”  The course will take students through the substantial evidence for the claims of the Bible regarding God, Christ, and the Bible itself.  The course is designed for alumni and friends who are already engaged in Christian ministry, as well as for current students.  For further information, contact Manna at

Click to view a fuller description of the course, TH221 Apologetics.

Remembering Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine Sr.

Manna’s Main Campus Chapel and a Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr. Robert Shine, Manna’s former Board Chairman

After a lifetime of faithful service to God’s Kingdom, on January 22, 2022, Manna’s distinguished board chair, Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine Sr. went home to be with the Lord Who He served throughout his life and career.  His life and ministry included many years of involvement at Manna, first as a student and graduate, and then as a beloved professor (especially teaching Minor Prophets with an extraordinary knowledge of the subject), and as a long-time chair of MBI’s Board of Directors.  Dr. Shine was elected as Board Chairman in 1995 and served for 27 years in that office. Manna’s Main Campus Chapel and a Scholarship Fund have been dedicated to Dr. Shine’s memory ....

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First Semester 2022-23 Registration
Seventy-Fourth Commencement
New Board Chairman Elected
NEW Apologetics Course Coming
Remembering Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine Sr.
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